We all know the scene in the movies – the groom standing at the altar, nervously checking his watch, murmurs from the congregation as the guests become restless, a reassuring smile from the vicar and then….the doors open. The bride walks in, everyone turns to stare. But there’s one thing above all else the bride …

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When lads up and down the country are booking their stag weekends away in Europe, there are ten destinations that get chosen more often than others. With our industry expertise here at Stag Weekends, we have taken a look at some of the reasons why they are the most popular locations that are visited. Barcelona …

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Did you realize that one-fifth of couples getting married today choose to have a destination wedding? Between the ease of planning and the possible savings, along with the incredible, exotic locations and memories to last a lifetime, destination weddings have become downright irresistible. In our third annual Destination Weddings Trend Report we’ve noted the hottest …

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The aisle has been walked, and the knot has been tied. You had a lovely ceremony that you hope to remember for a lifetime, and you hired that wonderful photographer to memorialize and preserve the special day forever. Unfortunately, now you have no idea exactly what to do with those wonderfully preserved memories. Even after …

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Gold has always been a popular choice when it comes to wedding bands. Made in various shades and various “karats,” it’s important to know the ins and outs of our choices before we decide whether to invest in a 10K rose gold design or a 24K white gold band. This is your forever and ever …

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Beginning with a single engagement ring, nicknamed The Victoria, J.R. Wood & Sons launched ArtCarved in 1850. The first seamless weddings rings and illustrated catalogue are just some of the remarkable history that surrounds the brand. But the beauty behind the story is that they are still capturing the hearts of women – and men …

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The honeymoon is an important part of the getting married experienced. After months, or even years, of stressful wedding planning, everything is over with and you’re finally ready to spend some quality time with the love of your life. It’s your first journey together as a family. In order to make the most of this …

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Whether it’s questioning which side of the aisle to sit on or making the escort card madness as easy-to-follow as possible, simple seating plans for the wedding day are imperative. Enough seats, no tension and complete comfort for everyone, it’s one of the last and hardest pieces of the big day to settle. Unfortunately, it …

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Choosing a men’s engagement ring may be tougher than expected. Men tend to be a bit more subtle with their style selections but when it comes to their wedding bands, the task gets trickier. Finding something that checks off all of the musts can be hard. It needs to be unique, timeless and masculine too! …

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Choosing the perfect diamond ring can be a totally overwhelming experience, especially when we know nothing about jewelry. The 4Cs guideline alone, which stands for carat weight, clarity, color, and cut, seems like a lot of homework to do before finally shopping for that ring. For instance, the cut is one important factor in determining …

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Wedding Planning

Yes, you can do it. But it requires perfect planning. Since you’re no stranger to commitment, it should not be difficult to formulate a plan and stick to stringent guidelines. Stop doubting and start believing you can plan the perfect wedding in just six months. What’s the Budget It’s probably the most awkward part of …

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Wedding Rings

You dropped a few hints and got the perfect engagement ring, but now it is time to search through bridal ring sets to find the best one to accompany it. Bridal ring sets have existed for thousands of years, and the tradition continues as a representation of love and commitment for married couples. We have …

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The times are a-changin’ and so are honeymoon ideas. Newlyweds now seek adventure along with romance; they want to visit exciting locations and indulge in exotic cuisines. Asia offers an exciting array of honeymoon destinations and activities for the young and restless. Here is a host of exciting activities at luxury Asia honeymoon vacation spots …

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When it comes to weddings, it goes without saying that the focus is normally on the beautiful bride. This doesn’t mean however that the groom gets to take the easy route, as pre-wedding grooming and maintenance is just as important for men as it is women. If your big day is fast approaching and you’re …

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Large Engagement Ring

It’s totally OK to admit that spending according to your budget is the most practical thing you can do when picking an engagement ring. However, there’s just something about a large stone that just craves for attention, and when you’re set to marry, there’s nothing that you’d want more than to shout it to the world. Don’t worry; …

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Being the guy in the relationship doesn’t start and end in planning the proposal, choosing the right engagement ring or even in popping the question. It extends into planning the wedding. Planning a wedding is a team effort. Helping your partner plan the wedding will not only keep them from stressing out; it can also …

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When you are planning a wedding, it is important to not only make sure that you are inviting all of the most important people in your life, but that every aspect of the event is tied into your central theme. Don’t have a theme just yet? That will be one of the first things you …

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A wedding is a very important even in anyone’s life and it’ s crucial that it is immortalized accordingly. Sure, you can probably dust off the old camera you have in your attic and take a couple of pictures here and there. If that’s really the only option you got it’s certainly better than nothing …

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When it comes to weddings, groomsmen tend to get overlooked. The focus is often on the bridesmaids, and the groomsmen are seen as a backup to the women in the wedding party. With that being said, it’s an honor to be groomsmen and they participate in the wedding significantly, which is why it’s traditional to …

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Wedding Dress Images & Gallery It is hard to think about a wedding and not think about the Vera Wang wedding dresses that have graced the covers of all the major wedding magazines. Without a doubt the wedding dresses Vera Wang creates are stunning and while we all agree that a Vera Wang wedding dress is gorgeous, …

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A wedding day… well we don’t have to tell you how important it is and how big the decisions are that lead up to the big day. Every little detail is important and the wedding invitation is one of the top priorities. Like finding the perfect dress, the invitation can be fun to put together …

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There’s no other tradition as synonymous with marriage as the white wedding gown. And for some brides the process started years ago. Are you the bride who started looking for your wedding dress before you were even engaged? You’re not alone. Most brides have thought about walking down the aisle in their wedding dress for years, probably envisioning …

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The Wedding Ceremony. Order of Events. Whether you want your wedding ceremony outdoors, in a church, or still have no idea where it’s going to be, you’re going to need to start planning. Wedding ceremonies can be traditional, civil, religious and frankly in this day and age they can be whatever you want. When it …

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How To Find Your Perfect Wedding Day Look Whether you’re going for a natural look or for something with a little more oomph, your wedding day makeup, skin and hair have to look amazing. Doing research, understanding your style and taking action on your own will have you well on your way to a perfect wedding day …

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How to Plan An Amazing Destination Wedding – Tips, Advice and Guided Help Destination weddings are becoming an option that more and more brides are considering for their wedding day. Images of tropical beaches, the Italian countryside, or snow-covered mountains might be flashing through your head as the ideal setting to say your I-Dos. But …

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Your wedding is all about showing off your personal style and creating one heck of a party. There’s no easier way to make a style statement than with your wedding choices. After all, they’re one of the first things guests will notice. Having trouble picking your flowers from the thousands of varieties available? Check out …

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Ultimate Guide To Wedding Cakes Are you a simple round, buttercream cake couple, or more of the sleek, fondant-covered cake types? Maybe you like custom cakes, unusual wedding cakes, 3 tier wedding cake or even black and white wedding cakes. How about cost, what do wedding cakes even fetch for these days? Can I get a cake off-the-shelf or …

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What Is a Wedding Officiant “An officiant is someone who officiates at (i.e. leads) a service or ceremony, such as marriage, burial, or namegiving/baptism. Officiants may be ordained by any denomination as members of their clergy, or by secular/Humanist or Interfaith/Interspiritual religious bodies. Officiants differ from Chaplains in that Officiants serve the unaffiliated public at …

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Planning An Amazing Bridal Shower Top Tips for Hosting Memorable Bridal Showers While the bride is confronted with a myriad of important decisions for the big day – dress, flowers, menu, etc., – those planning her bridal shower have other decisions to make. How do you create a warm and comfortable atmosphere when, often, the …

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great wedding speeches and toasts

Ultimate Guide to Writing & Delivering a Great Wedding Speech or Toast Essential Components Every Speech Needs to Rock – Make Your Speech personal – Add a Touch of Humor (But Not Too Much) – Thank Everyone Who Deserves a Thank-You – Write a Strong Speech Opener & Closer – The Ideal Speech Length – …

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If you’re currently engaged or about to become engaged, welcome to a wild, wonderful world of stress. Sure, planning a wedding is the happiest sort of stress, but there are better ways to approach your walk down the aisle. Humor is a wonderful tension reliever that can slice premarital tension to ribbons. Learn to Love …

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The 2017 wedding season is in full swing, and that means so are all of the new and gorgeous designs. We’re sharing the best of the best today. From the outside-the-box gowns with color to the more traditional beauties that are making a comeback. Let’s dive into 17 of the best wedding dresses from the …

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So you’ve decided you want to get married. But have you decided how you’re going to propose? Do you want to be one of those couples who everyone videos and then watches on YouTube with their hand on their heart? Or do you want ask them over breakfast with the same nonchalance as when you …

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So the big day is approaching and you’ve decided on the date, budget and location – but what about the theme? Many couples choose a themed wedding as a way to make their day unique and reflective of their interests, but it can sometimes be tricky thinking of the perfect theme without going overboard. If …

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Weddings are joyous occasions. They are a chance for everyone to get together to celebrate and dress up in some nice clothes. Naturally, for occasions like this everyone wants to look as good as possible. This is especially the case for the best man who plays an important part in the ceremony itself, as well …

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